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I've been to 25 countries and I can tell you there are only 11 phrases you need to get by anywhere

There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn more than two or three.<p>Language barriers can cause frustration and inconvenience if you're traveling to a country where English isn't commonly spoken. I experienced the difficulties firsthand throughout my …

Language Learning

Agent to Agent: Should I Learn a New Language?

<b>Dear Tammy:</b> I heard there are some colleges and universities that allow people to learn other languages for free. Do you know anything about this? …

Language Learning

8 simple reasons why learning German is really worth your while

Many people arrive in Germany without speaking a word of the language. While some put months of their lives into mastering the language, others …

Language Learning

At what age does our ability to learn a new language like a native speaker disappear?

<b>(AP)</b><p>A new study shows picking up the subtleties of grammar in a second language does not fade until well into the teens<p>Dana G. Smith<p>May 8, 2018 8:54pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>The older you get the more difficult it is to learn to speak French like a …

Interview with host of JapanesePod101

Carla and I enjoy the Japanese language learning video series called JapanesePod101. This episode of Life Where I'm From (produced by a Canadian who …

It’s about time the Emmys add a Foreign Language category

When “Narcos” premiered in 2015 — telling the fascinating and boldly executed true story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar — it was the first …

How subtitles change the way we watch movies

Slowly casting off their association with dense and inaccessible art cinema, subtitles have become the translation norm for Western audiences. Yet …

20 Scrabble tricks that will help you win EVERY time

Two-letter words do more than you think<p>Two-letter words do more than you think.

How Netflix’s increasing use of foreign language content is helping to fight xenophobia

Netflix’s increasing use of foreign languages is building a global community where English isn’t king.<p>And it’s about time, as we need every tool we …

Martial Arts

How talking more can make you better at listening — to foreign languages

The typical foreign language class spends much of its time listening to fluent speakers — a teacher or a recording — and doing other …

Breathing new life into languages of the land

Language is at the heart of any culture. It is more than just a set of words and rules. It defines the way you dream, think, communicate, understand …

How to Become a Better Writer in Your Second Language

Although this article focuses on second language writers, most of the suggestions here will be useful for native English speakers as well.People who …

This Is the Secret to Learning a New Language | Reader's Digest

Photo: Shutterstock<p>This Is the Secret to Learning a New Language<p>When it comes to learning a new language, the old saying “practice makes perfect,” …

One Stupidly Easy E-book Hack That'll Supercharge Your Language Learning

Reading a full-length book in a foreign language without much prior reading practice?<p><b>That’s like trying to run a marathon without any training.</b><p>Sure, …

Language Learning

Want your kids to talk to you? Try this...

If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions.<p>Kids and husbands have a lot in common—both hate questions. Husbands don’t have the nerve to tell their wives how much they detest the <i>why</i> word. Kids? Boys will grunt a nonsensical response, girls will flash a dramatic eye-roll, and both …

10 Essential 21st-Century Spanish-Language Books

<i>In Elvira Navarro's brilliant mindbender of a novel,</i> A Working Woman<i>, Elisa becomes increasingly fascinated by her roommate, the more willful and</i> …

Spark an Interest in Spanish with Books | GeekMom

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>I love to sprinkle educational materials around our home and watch the learning unfold. I have talked about STEM strewing …

Five of The Most Beautiful Languages In The World

February is of course, the month of romance! Millions of people around the world treat their special ones with love and affection on Valentine’s day …

10 best language learning apps for Android

Learning a new language can be difficult. It’s a whole new set of vocabulary, grammar, and cultures to learn. There are a variety of tools that can help the process. We can’t teach you a whole new language, but we can help you find some tools that hopefully make the process easier. Here are the …

Language Learning

One simple, free hobby that will improve your understanding of the world

Hobbies make people happy. Taking up bird-watching, running a 5K, or learning to knit can help us reduce stress, meet new people, and live more meaningful lives. There’s one hobby in particular that’s unique in its ability to truly transform us: learning a new language.<p>Research has shown that there …

The Easy and Very Surprising Way to Learn a Language | Inc.com

I have visited Germany a few times in the last several years and found myself frustrated by my lack of ability to communicate. I flippantly suggested to friends that the next time I go to Germany I'll be speaking German. This was perhaps an unwise promise to make, but I'd rather try something new …

'He seemed like a lazy guy': locals describe Munich shooter Ali Sonboly

The 18-year-old who rampaged through a Munich shopping centre, killing nine people and injuring many more, has been described by neighbours and classmates as a lonely, shy teenager who was bullied at school.<p>Munich shooting: Merkel set for emergency talks after gunman kills nine – live<p>Read more<p>Ali …

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In 2016, terror suspects and 7-Eleven thieves may bring surveillance to Supreme Court

This year, US v. Graham is just one of several privacy cases we have our eye on.<p>It has now been 2.5 years since the first Snowden revelations were …

8 Ways To Improve Your Focus When Learning a Language | 5-Minute Language

Image: ihtatho<p>How good are you at ignoring distractions when learning languages? If it’s something you’re currently struggling with, check out my …

Opinion: Is Photoshop a Villain?

The photo above shows me without makeup. Look how purple and shiny I am SOOL (Straight Out of Laptop).<p>I am at my cabin sitting at my laptop. I just …

Retired Generals Wage Letter War Over Iran Nuclear-Deal Vote

Last week, nearly 40 retired U.S. generals and admirals urged Congress to endorse the deal the U.S. and five other nations have struck with Iran to …

Learning to Not Over Schedule Yourself...

For me saying no to doing "stuff" and not over-scheduling myself is always a struggle. I am naturally a busy person. I like to be going and doing …

BBC - Learn Spanish with free online lessons

BBC free lessons and courses online<p>Online lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises<p><b>For beginners</b><p>Mi Vida Loca Interactive learning video drama. Complete in 12 weeks<p>Talk Spanish, online video tutorials<p><b>Beyond beginners</b><p>Crosswords with audio<br>Expand your Spanish …

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